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Pulse not felt evenly on both wrists


#1

What does it mean from an acupuncture perspective when a persons left and right wrist broadcast the pulse very unevenly? For example, a patient who had a strong and noticeable pulse on the right wrist but a weak and barely noticeable pulse on the left wrist? What could be the cause of this unevenness? And are there any solutions?

Thank you for your consideration.


#2

Start by reading our TCM pulse diagnosis introduction. Each of the 3 positions on each wrist all have different organ system relationships in TCM terms.


#3

This sounds like a husband/wife imbalance.

If your patient has low back pain, tiredness, agitation, then this is the most likely problem. An H/W imbalance arises when kidney and liver collapse, usually due to some kind of chronic situation (pain, illness, emotional/relationship conflict, stress etc) and it means the sufferer finds themself stuck, unable to make decisions or move on from anything. Often, they speak of feeling in a no-win situation.

There&#39s no harm in trying the protocol for clearing this significant block

Bl67, Ki7 and 3, Liv4, SI4 all evens for about 15 - 20 minutes. Finish with Ki24 and H7, tonification.

Do not do any other treatments at this time but ask your patient back for a follow up no more than five days after. Repeat as necessary and watch for it coming back further along - in my experience it can take a few goes to clear it completely.


#4

Classical five element acupuncture describes this pulse picture as a husband wife imbalance and it requires immediate correction.


#5

Is it really serious? I have been experiencing similar one-sided symptoms along with the pulse for about a year now, but I think the symptoms are getting worse.

Right side of the body being stronger and having robust function (breathing, digestion, elimination) , left side being weaker and having more dysfunction/numbness with breathing/digestion/elimination.


#6

I would reccomend you seek assessment locally as it is impossible to diagnosis accurately from a distance.


#7

Actually I am the patient and from the symptoms you have described, I feel somewhat similar [Agitation, tiredness, stress and low back dysfunction (no pain though)] and have been in some stressful situations for a long time- involving my career and relationships- family/others etc.

I do feel burned out and stagnated now and can&#39t seem to move forward. I have also been experiencing similar one-sided symptoms along with the pulse for a while now:

Right side of the body feeling stronger and having better function (breathing, digestion, elimination, muscle spasm) and the left side being weaker and having more dysfunction/numbness with breathing/digesting/elimination. Sort of an uneveneness throughout the body and spine. It probably affects my mood and mind, but I am not sure.

I have also been to a chiropractor about the back issues (incomplete urination and elimination on the left side) but it has not helped very much, so I went to a community acupuncture clinic and the person finally mentioned that the pulse is one-sided... any suggestions on what to do next?

Sadly I can&#39t perform acupuncture on myself and a little limited on funds but any input is appreciated. Thank you!


#8

OK. Even without seeing you I think this is an H/W. In acupuncture terms, it is an important block, and nothing else you do will work until you move it - no pills, no adjustments, not even acupuncture! LOL

Find an acupuncturist as soon as you can. Even if they are not from the school that recognises H/W (it is a 5 element treatment so not everyone is trained in it) give them the point prescription above and ask them to do it. It is a wonderful treatment, so hopefully they will learn it and add it to their repertoire.

Good luck!

Namaste.


#9

Thanks yeoman, I really appreciate your input and I have an acupuncturist that can help with this. I&#39ll share this treatment with them just in case, but I thanks to your input I have the chance to learn!

Thanks!


#10

Hey,

Can you give some further explanation about the theoretical framework of the H / W block? Also, what is the point combination supposed to achieve?


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